Participants choose between one of three tracks and work collaboratively in small workshop-style classes. Each track is open to all backgrounds and skill levels. Each day of the institute begins with discussion that will play into the day’s work. A continental breakfast will be provided before sessions begin mid-morning, followed by lunch. Afternoons will be split into multiple sessions and will include keynote presentations, workshops, and other activities. Each day will end before dinner. The learning community we create together will be welcoming to a wide range of skill levels and interests.
Digital Literacies (Bonnie Stewart): This track focuses on the development of participatory, networked literacies that enable collaboration, contribution, and critical sense-making within information abundance. It fosters a critical orientation toward tools, portfolios, and digital presence within networks. Participants will discuss and experiment with various technological tools from the chalkboard to moveable chairs, computers, mobile devices, social media platforms, and learning management systems. Individual sessions and workshops will focus on teaching philosophies, discernment practices for using digital tools in courses, emergent learning, digital composition, and discussions of the impact of the digital on traditional and critical pedagogies. Read More
Writing about Teaching (Sean Michael Morris and Jesse Stommel): In this track, participants will work to put their teaching practice into words, while also using the writing they do to think through their pedagogies. Practice will focus on conceptualising, drafting, editing, sharing and reflecting: a critical pedagogy of digital narrative practice. This track is ideal for those who blog, those who work with student blogging, those who write about their teaching as scholarship, those who have an interest in non-traditional and narrative research, alt-ac professionals, feminists and activists of all stripes. Read More
Open Pedagogy and Social Justice (Robin DeRosa and Rajiv Jhangiani): This track will explore the relationships among the “open” movements, institutional change, and social action, especially where these meet in spaces of digital and educational technologies. This track is ideal for educators who are either just getting started with open education or who are already invested, as well as those looking to shift their pedagogies to more fully embrace the affordances of open licensing and digital technologies. Read More